Chesapeake PSR in the News
Chesapeake PSR press coverage plus press releases, op-eds and letters to the editor written by Chesapeake PSR members are below.
PRESS AND COMMENTARY
Maryland Matters, Let's Stop Greenwashing MD.'s Renewable Energy, Tim Whitehouse, Executive Director and Gina Angiola, MD, Board Member, March 18, 2018. The authors discuss how the use of "unbundled RECs" leads to greenwashing in the current Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and in the current proposal to raise the RPS to 50%.
Baltimore Sun, Maryland needs more wind and solar power, Alfred Bartlett, MD, Board Member, March 12, 2018. Dr. Bartlett explains why figures being used to claim success of the Renewable Portfolio Standard are misleading and why Chesapeake PSR supports the 100 percent Clean Renewable Energy & Equity Act.
Baltimore Sun, Two clean energy bills in Md.; one clear choice, Tim Whitehouse, Executive Director and Gina Angiola, MD, Board Member, March 4, 2018. The authors discuss the five reasons why Chesapeake PSR supports the 100 percent Clean Renewable Energy & Equity Act.
Frederick News-Post, Environmental champions should support real solutions, not costly measures, Tim Whitehouse, Executive Director, March 2, 2018. Tim Whitehouse discusses why environmentalists should support the 100 percent Clean Renewable Energy & Equity Act.
Maryland Matters, Reforming MD.'s Renewable Energy Law, Tim Whitehouse, Executive Director, February 21, 2018. The author discusses how flaws in Maryland's current Renewable Portfolio Standard appear to inflate the amount of renewable energy Marylanders consume and why reform is needed.
Baltimore Sun quote, Power Struggle: How a trash incinerator - Baltimore's biggest polluter - became 'green' energy, Chesapeake PSR board president Gwen DuBois, MD, MPH, Dec. 18, 2017. Dr. DuBois is quoted on the dangerous pollution from Maryland trash incinerators and how it affects human health.
Baltimore Sun article, Environmental groups praise cap-and-trade pact on greenhouse gas, but seek wider scope, equity, Sept. 25, 2017, mentions Chesapeake PSR attendance at a rally celebrating and urging improvement of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Inititiative (RGGI) plan to reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent. Chesapeake PSR Climate Health Action Team Co-Lead Sara Via, PhD, spoke at the rally (press release below).
Baltimore Sun editorial, Maryland governor must match environmental claims with actions, Chesapeake PSR Climate Health Action Team Co-Lead Sara Via, PhD, Aug. 12, 2017. Dr. Via writes that Maryland Governor Larry Hogan must support strengthening RGGI, the cap-and-invest program that, in five years, reduced carbon emissions by 37 percent and boosted Maryland and member state economies by $2.9 billion, and improved health by reducing air pollution.
Baltimore Sun editorial, Nuclear weapons treaty offers hope this Hiroshima Day, Chesapeake PSR board president Gwen DuBois, MD, MPH, Aug. 4, 2017. Dr. DuBois writes of the immorality of nuclear weapons, how they are not a deterrent, and how the United Nations nuclear weapons ban treaty provides hope.
Washington Post quote, How gardeners can combat climate change, Chesapeake PSR Climate Health Action Team Co-Lead Sara Via, PhD, April 20, 2017. Dr. Via wrote about what you can do in your own back yard to reduce your carbon footprint and have productive garden.
Maryland Public Television interview, The Dig: Fracking and Public Health, Chesapeake PSR board member Gina Angiola, MD, April 4, 2017. Dr. Angiola spoke about the public health issues linked to fracking, and how no regulatory framework can protect residents from fracking's harms to health, air and water.
Baltimore Sun letter to the editor, Is Baltimore safe from rail accidents? Chesapeake PSR board president Gwen DuBois, MD, MPH, April 3, 2017. Dr DuBois wrote about the need to evaluate the risks from transporting and storing oil and other hazardous materials in populated areas like Baltimore.
Baltimore Sun quote, Fracking Problems Would Affect Whole State, Opponents Tell Harford Forum, Chesapeake PSR board member Gina Angiola, MD, March 16, 2017 Dr. Angiola laid out harms to health and environment from fracking drilling and its entire infrastructure and lifecycle.
The Bay Net quote, Advocates, Community Leaders Condemn Pro-fracking Legislation, Chesapeake PSR board member Gina Angiola, MD, Feb. 9, 2017 Dr. Angiola was quoted saying that Maryland Senate leadership is evading its responsibility to protect public health by introducing a pro-fracking bill.
WSCL interview, Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Big Health Boost, Chesapeake PSR Climate Health Action Team Co-Lead Sara Via, PhD, Feb. 7, 2017 Dr. Via spoke to Don Rush about the economic and health benefits to Maryland of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
WMDT interview, Greenhouse Gas Initiative Impacts Health in Maryland, Chesapeake PSR Climate Health Action Team Co-Lead Sara Via, PhD, Jan. 11, 2017 Dr. Via spoke on the positive health impacts of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
Maryland Reporter Op-Ed, Legislature Can Make Healthy Decisions on Fracking, Renewable Energy, Chesapeake PSR Climate Health Action Team Co-Lead Al Bartlett, MD, and Maryland Environmental Health Network's Rebecca Rehr, MPH, Jan. 12, 2017 Dr. Bartlett and Rehr made the case for health in urging the Maryland General Assembly to ban fracking and overturn Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act.
2017 Press Releases
Tim Whitehouse, Chesapeake PSR Executive Director
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Baltimore, MD 21218